Garmin Edge 25
Go the extra mile. Edge 25 captures essential ride stats, including time, distance, speed, total ascent and location. When paired with a heart rate strap (sold separately), it records your heart rate and heart rate zone so you’ll know when you hit your target (also providing more accurate information on calories burned during your ride).
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This little computer does everything I want it to do. Out of the box it comes with firmware vs 3.0 which I immediately upgraded to the current 3.3 via Garmin Connect. Pairing the speed sensor was pretty much a straight forward process although the instructions as to how to do that were a little sketchy. After it is paired you must actually ride the bike approximately one mile with the GPS working to calibrate the sensor to your wheel size. In times past, you actually had to put the edge into the "indoor" mode to cause the speed sensor to work; that is no longer the case. The sensor will automatically take over when gps signal is dropped. Likewise, when you put your bike on an indoor trainer the speed sensor will take over when there is no GPS signal. The computer allows you to show three data fields on page one; it allows two data fields on the second. It is very easy to set up - I had mine all dialed in without even opening the instruction manual. Reading the manual after words allowed me to pick up a few subtle nuances. You can download/upload tracks from Garmin Connect but the map is a a rudimentary presentation. It does allow you to use turn by turn to aid in navigation. If you want more, you'll have to spend more to get one of the mapping GPS. I'm not a smart phone user and thus didn't attempt to pair this to a smart phone with the bluetooth feature and can't say how that process or application works. I would highly recommend this for someone looking for a small, easy to use GPS driven bicycle computer who doesn't need all the bells and whistles. One caveat, upgrade to firmware 3.3 before using.
Its great for showing my route and giving me notice of upcoming turns. It even lets me know when I'm back on course if I go off. Its easy to use and to read. Makes for a more connected ride.